My wedding to Mrs. Geek was one that truly has few bad memories for either of us. Unfortunately, one of those bad memories has to do with how that day was recorded. One of Mrs. Geek's cousins who had children in our wedding made a great show of how she bought a brand new video camera so she could video tape our wedding (we opted against professional video as it wasn't in the budget.) Well, we discovered upon review of the tapes that when the cousin said "tape our wedding", she meant "tape her children in our wedding." Through a combination of technical missteps with a new camera (such as putting the camera down and accidently turning it off when her daughter - a flower girl - reached the front of the Church) and poor handling choices (such as giving it to her 10 year old son for the bulk of the reception), key parts of our day were not preserved on tape. This includes parts like my bride walking up the aisle of the Church with her Dad. You know, just the things that Mrs. Geek and I would like to remember about our wedding.
Well, this situation was thankfully rectified the other night when we got a gift from a friend of mine who was unable to travel to our wedding. Along with a decorative ceramic bowl made by my friend, we found a DVD entitled "Geek Wedding 2004" in the box. After popping the disc in our DVD player, we discovered that it was a decent little DVD transfer of wedding footage shot by some friends of mine who were able to attend. While not all the footage is perfect... it was bright, clear, and generally captured most of the important highlights of our wedding ceremony and the reception that followed. True, we only got footage of Mrs. Geek walking up the last third of the aisle of the Church... but hey, something is FAR better than nothing.
This DVD positively thrilled Mrs. Geek and myself. We've been hoping that there was some other, better video of our wedding out there... and to have it show up suddenly was a very nice surprise. Mrs. Geek spent the rest of evening and much of the following day saying "your friends rock."
I always thought that they do rock. I'm glad to see that she thinks so too.
on 2004-12-17 at 3:38 p.m.
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